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  1. Re: Person wants their swarm back - Would you give it to them?

    "If they leave the beekeeper's property, they aren't yours anymore." <-- WRONG!

    Under Common Law (IIRC) (or whatever its name is), which predates English Law and therefore U.S. Law, and is...
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    Re: What is it?

    I haven't read whether your hive has a top entrance or not. If your hive has ONLY A BOTTOM ENTRANCE, it may be CLOGGED or nearly clogged with dead bees. I lost 3 of my 5 hives this last winter from...
  3. Re: What to do with hives that I won't winter.

    Have you ever (this year) tried placing a robbing screen *properly* on each of the supposedly "weak, therefore not worthwhile" hives and top-feed them heavily for a month or two to see if they...
  4. Thread: Help

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    Re: Help

    If you have robbing screen that will fit the nuc, add a top feeder and feed like crazy at least until they draw out all the foundation? Also, a queen excluder placed between that queen and the nuc...
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    Re: bee escape in reverse

    Hmm, how about, a couple of days or so before the smoke-a-thon, placing one or more bait hives each bait-scented with lemongrass oil and containing at least one such robbable super but without the...
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    Re: Griz getting close

    What, no bear burgers:)? Why waste the meat:s? Wonder if "Bear skeleton for sale" on Ebay would work?

    What about placing some outlying bait hives stocked with A.M.M./British/German dark/black...
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    Re: $400 Honey

    Hi! I have a vitally important term to introduce to anyone who wears a beekeeping veil/suit, particularly in warm/hot weather, and needs eyeglasses: "glasses strap". NOT the type you see on...
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    Re: Very bumbed!

    Have they tasted any of your harvested honey yet? The taste (and knowing that their son-in-law already has a mere hobby that *could* earn a little money even in this economy while he's unemployed, or...
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    Re: Sting Reaction

    "I just so happen to be a Professional"

    Ooh, a "Professional" ... that explains it! I got my advice from an EXPERT: Dr. Sutherland of the allergy clinic in Huntsville, AL, one of the pioneers in...
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    Re: Sting Reaction

    @jadell: In the case of anaphylactic shock you are DEAD WRONG; the paramedics are almost NEVER close enough. When that type of reaction becomes obvious, there's likely only 3-5 minutes, maybe 10,...
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    Re: Can't keep bees! (need advice)

    lissa's definitely on the right track -- approx. 1:1 sugar-to-water ratio, PLUS spray/mist the frames with diluted lemongrass oil BEFORE adding the bees/queen -- NEVER spray lemongrass while a queen...
  12. Re: Spider and Ground Bee Killer Is it just me that is distrubed by this?

    @Yucca Patrol : This first item has a list that should help get you started: http://www.oisat.org/control_methods/cultural__practices/trap_cropping.html.
    This one has more useful links plus...
  13. Thread: Dead Nuc

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    Re: Dead Nuc

    This was one of those instances where placing a queen excluder between the queen and the hive/nuc entrance for the first week or so may have turned the tables -- an already-mated queen who can't...
  14. Re: Spider and Ground Bee Killer Is it just me that is distrubed by this?

    I've seen lavender mentioned as a spider repellent -- how about growing some of that bee plant either near your home/other structure's entrances/windows or, if bees that close would be inconvenient,...
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    Re: insecticide killing my hives

    1. First, do NOT, -- repeat, DO *NOT* CLEAN UP the dead or dying bees ! The scene needs to be temporarily preserved for documentation by the authorities -- it's important to establish a clear legal...
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    Re: Hello, I'm Rick, and I kill Bees

    Or perhaps,

    S.W.A.R.M. = Swarm W.m.d.-ing Ape Running Mower :D:lpf::lpf:

    Sting Wars II: The Hive Strikes Back!
  17. Re: Question asked by newbees I can't answer.

    Never mind the drones for now -- the critical period is the first few weeks, until they have started some frames of brood, which are generally required in order to produce those drones :). The...
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    Re: Pond question

    You could try growing some calamus (Acorus sp.) with the lilies to repel the mosquitos from laying eggs there in the first place. :cool: Horizon Herbs carries seeds for the Russian species of lily...
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    RTFM Russell's policies page!

    :no: RTFM! :rolleyes: Their site plainly states "... if we do not contact you about adjusting your date, then we have accepted the requested date and are already working on making it happen to the...
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    Re: Moving frames

    Yes, but not as a group: 4-5-6-1-2-3-7-8-9-10 = bad. It could cause problems such as overly long cells being drawn, bridge comb, queen being hesitant to cross all that blank expanse, etc. Instead,...
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    Re: Hot Hot hive

    @OP: Have you checked for skunk/possum/raccoon activity? Such nocturnal raids could be provoking constant aggressive behavior -- with "mean" behavior, those predators are a much more likely cause...
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    Re: Advice Needed; Fear of Bees!

    1. With regards to replying to many posts: try opening a scratch document in Notepad or whatever and adjusting its window's size so that it and your browser page are both visible at once, then you...
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    Re: Russian Hybrids- Honey Bee Genetics

    @garprob: Just typing "Vacaville" into the search box (located at the right end of the shaded menu bar near the top of this page whose text starts "Forum Chat Room") yields 24 threads to peruse for...
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    Re: Hot hive question dilema...

    Limiting the mean queens' drone output is a great idea -- it will be much more successful if you add some all-drone frames as sold by Brushy Mountain, etc. (most often used for mite control) to the...
  25. Re: Responsible action on my part Regarding orders

    I'd wait till 8 P.M. Monday eve., or 9 A.M. Tuesday morn, then e-mail them. Typically, companies expect 7-10 *business* days to have things straightened out, plus Mondays tend to be hectic; Tuesday...
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